Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned on Tuesday (March 9). CM Rawat went to the Raj Bhavan in Dehradun to meet Governor Baby Rani Maurya to submit his resignation. CM Rawat met senior BJP leaders including party president JP Nadda on Monday in New Delhi.
It is expected that senior BJP leader and first-time MLA Dhan Singh Rawat may become the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.
Sources said that BJP MLAs in Uttarakhand can meet at 11 am on Wednesday to elect a new chief minister.
Addressing a press conference after meeting the Governor, the CM thanked the BJP for giving him the opportunity to become the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. The outgoing CM said that he would work closely with anyone elected by the party to lead the state.
Rawat said, “The party gave me a golden opportunity to serve this state for four years. I never thought that I would get such an opportunity. The party has now decided that the opportunity to serve as CM is no more Should be given to him, “Rawat said in Dehradun
It is noteworthy that Vidhan Sabha elections are to be held in Uttarakhand early next year and the government will complete its four years on March 18.
Earlier on Tuesday, former CM and Congress leader Harish Rawat said, “I can see a change in power. Even the BJP central leadership has admitted that its present government in the state could not do much.” Whatever they bring now, doesn’t matter. ” Will not return to power in 2022. “